Fervent, Effective Prayer

Prayer is an ethereal concept that is often hard to grasp. We are communing with a celestial being that we have never seen and there is no proof that He even exists. Yet, even scientific studies prove that prayer changes things. The key element about prayer is that God answers them. We can trust Him with our most intimate needs.

Through prayer, the Holy Spirit heals our body, soul and spirit, even if we do not know how to pray. He searches our heart and actually prays for us according to the will of God (Romans 8:26-27). He renews our mind from carnal to spiritual thoughts, and enables us to crucify our flesh and to live a spiritual life (Philippians 2:13; Galatians 5:16-25).
In prayer, God gives us His burdens and He places His cry in our heart (Psalm 145:19). God searches our innermost desires and finds the areas in our life where we need healing, enlightenment, guidance and love. He pours out His resources into our life and abundantly meets our every need according to His glorious heavenly riches (Philippians 4:19).

The Holy Spirit actually prays through us, if we will allow Him to do so (Romans 8:26; Ephesians 6:18). This does not mean to pray in tongues only, but also to pray in the Spirit in your native language. We do not know how to pray sometimes, but God gives us the burden on our heart, sometimes for people we do not even know. God responds to our prayers and often answers them while we are still praying (Isaiah 65:24).

Father God, we can make a real difference as we join together as the Body of Christ to pray for individual needs. Our united prayers are sweet incense to You as You hear them and respond to them with Your wisdom and strength (Revelation 8:4; Psalm 141:2). Thank You for caring about every area of our life and for working out everything, even the most horrendous circumstances, for our good (Hebrews 4:15; Romans 8:28).

Thought for the Day:
If we give Him our time, and if we realize our need to live dependently upon Him and seek His wisdom in our prayers, then the Holy Spirit will pray through us and accomplish God’s will in the earth.

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